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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-08-16: Death, Smoke & Tears

August 17, 2017
AccNoir 2017-08-16

Greetings from Accordion Noir!  We’re well into our tenth year broadcasting on the air and preparations are ramping up for the tenth installment of our annual festival… as long as the world doesn’t end in the next month.  Sometimes it feels as though it might.  As if all the sabre-rattling with North Korea this week hadn’t been enough, a sickening cake iced with the terrorist killing in Charlottesville, Bruce suffered a death in his family and the culmination of all this doom and gloom put him in a particular frame of mind for programming the playlist of this week’s episode.  (A frame of mind he got the opportunity to explore in depth, as we temporarily took over the time slot of the preceding show, Soundscape, for a double-length, two-hour broadcast this week.)

Woodcut of Joe Hill, with his little Hohner accordion and the story of his murder by the state of Utah in  1915. "If we workers take a notion we can stop all speeding trains, every ship upon the ocean. We can tie with mighty chains every wheel in creation, every mine and every mill. Fleets and  Armies of all nations will at our command stand still."
IWW labour martyr Joe Hill. (poster by Carlos Cortez)

You can listen to this week’s monumental broadcast as a digital audio stream or an MP3 download from the Internet Archive.  Now here, to enhance your listening experience, is the substantial playlist describing the contents of its strange sonic territory:

AccNoir-2017-08-16, Death, Smoke, Joy and Tears

* Regina Carter – I’m Going Home – Southern Comfort (2014) – USA – Will Holshouser, acc.
* Cricket & Snail – Song About Joy – At The Theater (2012) – Monteagle, Tennessee, USA –
* The Wailin’ Jennys – Away But Never Gone – Bright Morning Stars (2011) – Canada –
* Len Wallace – Rebellion’s Time – Winds of Change (1992) – Windsor, Ontario, Canada –
* Heather Heyer’s Mother Susan Bro – “I’d rather have my child, but by golly if I gotta give her up, we’re gonna make it count.”
* Kevin Murphy – An Injury To All – 100 Years Ago Tomorrow (2016) – Everett, Washington, USA –
* Spirit Of The West – Loaded Minds – Save This House (1989) – British Columbia, Canada – Linda McRae, acc.
* Oysterband – On The Edge – This House Will Stand (2016) – UK –* Geoff Berner – Victory Party – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – Beyze Vintn – The Broken Tongue/Dos Tsebrokhene Loshn (2006) – Detroit-New York, USA / Berlin, Germany –
* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – Yosl Ber / A Patriot – Partisans & Parasites (2009) – Detroit, Michigan, USA / Berlin, Germany –
* Matuto – Tears – The Devil and the Diamond (2013) – Brazil; South Caroline, New York City, USA –
* Pistolera – Extranjero – En Este Camino (2008) – Brooklyn, New York –
* Geoff Berner – Volcano God – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun – There Are Many Tears Here Gained – Divine Music From A Jail (1999) – Tuva, former Soviet Union –
* John Oliver & “Weird” Al Yankovic – North Korea – Last Week Tonight (HBO) (2017) – –
* Dallae, 달래음악단 – 멋쟁이 –
* Eddie Dean & His Boys – Try Smiling – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1941) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Jack Statham, acc. Advertised his accordion-style as “Argentine.”)
* They Might Be Giants – Kiss Me, Son of God (Alternate Version) – Then: The Earlier Years (1997) – New York, New York, USA –
* Geoff Berner – I Kind Of Hate Songs With Ambiguous Lyrics – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* The Lewinskies – I Believe in You (Featuring Phil Sedore) – Good for All (2016) – Nova Scotia, Canada –
* Kimmo Pohjonen – Mantis – Kalmuk (2002) – Finland –
* Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko Oy Division – Sympathy For Whom? – The First Unternational (2008) – Detroit, Michigan, USA / Berlin, Germany –
* Bill Mankiss – Redwing – Crooked Stovep… (Union Maid) – Bill Mankiss Accordion Swing – Canada
* Accordion Crimes – Butter – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
* Ambrose Haley – We’ve Come a Long Way Together / Tweedle-O-Twill – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1944) – St. Louis, MO, USA – (Joey Ross, acc.)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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